Contributor through January 2012
Ruxandra Guidi was the Fronteras reporter at KPBS, covering immigration, border issues and culture. She’s a journalist and producer with experience working in radio, print, and multimedia, and has reported from the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as the U.S.-Mexico border region.
She’s a recipient of Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship, which took her to Haiti for a project about development aid and human rights in 2008. That year, she was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for International Reporting, given to U.S. journalists under 35 years of age.
Previously, she did reporting and production work for the BBC public radio news program, The World. Her stories focused on Latin American politics, human rights, rural communities, immigration, popular culture and music. After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she worked for independent radio producers The Kitchen Sisters. In 2003, she moved to Austin, TX, where she did production and reporting work for NPR’s weekly show, Latino USA.
Ruxandra has also produced features and documentaries for the BBC World Service in Spanish, National Public Radio, The Walrus Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, World Vision Report, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Dispatches and Marketplace radio programs. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Ruxandra is now based in San Diego, California.